Why schemas and not code?
david at cantrell.org.uk
Fri Jun 30 16:10:35 BST 2006
On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 09:23:11AM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
> CDDB genre data is complete rubbish. Well, so is the rest of the
> data, but the genres especially so.
Even ignoring that (which I do; I classify everything myself), it still
sucks that I can't easily put something into two or more genres. For
example, Hayseed Dixie should go into bluegrass and into rock. Putting
it into "bluegrass/rock" sucks. It's like putting CSV into a database.
And using "contains" to build playlists will fail the moment you have a
genre which is a substring but not a superset of another genre. I can't
think of any at the moment, but I bet they exist.
Never mind that you might want to search for rock songs played in a
bluegrass style but not the other way round.
David Cantrell, who wishes that Doompah music existed
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